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Top 25 of 2012: Bowl

December 24, 2012 Bowl logoAs 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 7

The NIU Huskies won in convincing fashion at midnight Jan. 8 at the Bowl, beating the Red Wolves of Arkansas State University 38-20.

For first-year head coach Dave Doeren, quarterback Chandler Harnish and Co., the win in Mobile, Ala., secured the third jewel in this season’s triple crown: MAC West bragging rights, the first Mid-American Conference championship since 1983 and, finally, a bowl victory.

After falling behind 13-0 quickly in the first quarter, the Huskies roared back, scoring 31 unanswered points and never looking back en route to the team’s ninth straight victory.

The game was a fitting cap to the career of record setting quarterback Harnish, and set the stage for an even more unbelievable season in the fall of 2012.

The complete story is available online.